It’s easier than it has ever been to share our opinions with others. As Christians, we must make sure that the words we speak, or write, or share are becoming of a Christians.
Christians are fighting a battle with the evil. We know our adversary the devil is a dangerous foe, and we have to be ready to face him. We have to put on our armor and be prepared for the fight.
We are at war! And our enemy is a powerful one. We must be prepared for the fight. One way we prepare is by understanding our enemy, which we will attempt to do in this lesson.
Submission is a guiding principle in a Christian’s life. We are to submit to God. We are commanded to submit to government. Ane we must also submit to one another. Sometimes there is a specific order that God has ordained for relationships in our lives, such as in our families or in business. Paul deals with these things in our text tonight.
As Christians, we are to walk as those who are wise, not as the unwise. As Paul writes in Ephesians 5, we walk in wisdom by being good stewards of the time God has given us, being Spirit filled, and submitting ourselves to one another.
As Christians we are children of light, and we must walk (behave) as such. We are to flee the works of darkness and expose them, as well as pursuing what is pleasing to God in all things.
Love is too important for a Christian to ignore. Love is emphasized as a required quality of God’s people throughout the Bible, and it is no different today than it was 2000 years ago. Christians are to walk in love. We are to walk in love because we have been loved. We are to love God with all that we are, and we are to love our neighbor as ourself.
Being a Christian is about more than going to church on Sunday. Being a Christian requires that we putt off the old self, the way we once lived, and put on the new self, to live as a new creation in Christ. In Eph. 4:25-32, the Apostle Paul gives some very specific and practical examples of how the new self lives.
The second half of the book of Ephesians (chapter 4-6) tells us many different ways that Christians should “walk.” It is a very practical section of Scripture teaching us how to live. In this lesson, however, we consider one section in which Paul instructs us in one way that we should not walk.